The Boston Globe Site - Boston, MA
Posted by: NorStar
N 42° 21.496 W 071° 03.476
19T E 330522 N 4691606
Quick Description: The Boston Globe was one of several papers along this stretch of Washington Street that was known as Newspaper Row.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2012 4:30:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMDR4H
On the edge of Boston's Downtown Crossing section, is a block that includes Washington Street and Court Street. Now, it is a mixture of financial, historical, and retail space. But, about 100 years ago, this area was known as Newspaper Row, where many newspapers had their offices.
The plaque, located on a wall in a pull through under a building, and across the street from the Pi Alley Garage, is about one of the newspapers, the Boston Globe. The text is as follows:
The Boston Globe Site
Established in 1872 by a consortium of Boston businessmen, the Boston Globe occupied this Washington STreet location, near other papers who made up the street's "Newspaper Row." One of Boston's original thoroughfares, Washington Street (then Cornhill) was the site of tenements as early as the 17th century, and this property passed through the hands of many prominent Bostonians, including John Rowe, a merchant, smuggler and revolutionary, and investor and philanthropist David Sears. The Globe moved to Dorchester in 1958, and the building later demolished.
[logo] The Bostonian Society
The Globe is one of two newspapers that have survived to the present day. They still have their offices and press on Morrissey Boulevard in the Dorchester section of Boston. The original building was at 244 Washington Street. The Boston Globe was the last of the newspapers to leave the area.
Wikipedia (Newspaper Row):
Agency Responsible for Placement: The Bostonian Society
Year Placed: 2003
City/Town Name: Boston
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed
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